Zubrin Pet Medication
- Availability: Prescription
- Active Ingredient(s):
- What is Zubrin used for?
Zubrin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for use in dogs. It is indicated to reduce pain and inflammation due to osteoarthritis.
- How Zubrin should be used?
Zubrin is FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine in dogs only. The usual dose in dogs weighing 6.6 pounds or more is 4.5mg/ pound. Place the rapidly disintegrating tablet into the dog’s mouth. Keep the mouth closed for a few seconds to ensure tablet dispersion. Do not remove the tablet from its foil blister until ready to administer the dose.
- What are the side effects?
Side effects of Zubrin may include loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, dark or tarry stools, increased thirst and urination, lethargy, incoordinationm seizure or behavioral changes. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to this medication can include facial swelling, hives and rash.
- What special precautions are there?
Do not use this medication in animals allergic to it or other NSAIDs. It should not be used in animals with bleeding problems such as stomach ulcers and Von Willebrand’s disease. It should not be used in pregnant or nursing animals. It should not be used in dogs that have kidney or liver disease. It should not be given with other NSAIDs such as aspirin, etodolac or carprophen, or corticosteroids such as prednisone. It should be given with food or within 1 or 2 hours of feeding. Do not give this medication to cats. Always tell your veterinarian or pharmacist what other medications your pet is taking.
- In the event of overdose?
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. Symptoms of overdose may include heart arrhythmia, rapid heart beat (tachycardia), sedation, low blood pressure, convulsions coma or death.
- How should I store Zubrin?
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store tablets at room temperature, away from excess heat, light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep this medication out of the reach of children and pets.
Disclaimer: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and should NOT be considered veterinary advice. Any veterinary questions should be referred to your veterinarian. This information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. Please make your own inquiries with your veterinarian for the suitability of a product for your pet.